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Friday, April 16, 2010
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The Cleveland marvel
Right from arranging visas and accommodation to concert planning and food, it is a stupendous task handled with élan by the volunteers.
The DVD is a collection of songs and slokas on Saraswathi, the Goddess of Learning. Many of the songs in the album are in ragas that bear the names of rivers such as Vegavahini, Saraswathi and Sharavati. The accompanists are S.J. Arjun Ganesh ...
In The City
For the record -- Sivappu Mazhai
F or a film conceived, shot and readied for release in an incredible span of just 12 days, ‘Sivappu Mazhai' (U/A) is a fairly coherent narrative with a mix of comedy, suspense and action.
Producers Andrew Raymond and Suresh Joachim ...
Not quite epic -- Clash of the Titans
For a self-confessed lover of creature features with an added soft spot for sword-andsandal sagas, `Clash of the Titans' should have been unadulterated fun. Alas and alack! It was not to be as the film clunked along purposefully with all the ...
A tranquil ambience
Mala Ramadorai's presentation was adorned with embellishments of delicate akaras and swaras.
Not quite a jugalbandhi!
In their joint recitals, Anooradha and Sriram share a lovely common musical vision.
Variety Young aspirants proved their mettle at the programme organised by Tamil Nadu Iyal Isai Nadaga Mandram, Pollachi.
Refined and pleasing
Performing in both the styles of classical Indian music has been an heirloom of the Parur School of violinists. M. Narmadha, a very versatile artist, is able to offer Hindustani music of a high quality without traces of the Carnatic system, ...
Tad slow for a concert
Depth was singularly lacking in the recital of P.V. Parameswaran.
Mahalakshmi can go places if she hones her skills.
Chaitra Sairam's singing style was free from any pretence of profundity.
Confluence of East and West
Anupama Bhagwat and Anoushka combined in a refreshing duet.
Voyage of discovery
Rajarajechcharam is Kudavayil Balasubramanian's tribute to Raja Raja Chola.
Participation was prime
The audience was treated to a cascade of instrumental music at Sree Nada Varsha's tenth anniversary.
The programme to be aired from April 18, will be anchored by actor and dancer Sudha Chandran.
Dancers such as Vani Ganapathy, Priyadharsini Govind, Uma Murali Krishna and Srekala Bharath will be the judges in the forthcoming ...
Inter-school music competition
Jaya TV launches a unique inter-school music competition titled, ‘Chinna Chinna Ragam,' which will be aired on Saturdays, 8-9 p.m. from June. Students must render songs in the following categories: patriotic, motivating, folk, songs with ...
‘Bhakti need not be demonstrative'
The final episode of Vijay TV's ‘Bhakti' by new speakers was touching, witty and scholarly.
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